Adams, New York delegation present a united front after candidate's criticism of the left

Adams stated that after election day, they were no longer campaigning but governing. After the criticisms of the left by Mark Lenihan/AP Photo Adams and his New York delegation, they present a united front.Eric Adams, Democratic mayoral candidate, downplayed recent criticisms of the party's left-wing. He said that it wouldn't be a problem to work with members of New York City's congressional delegation at a meeting Wednesday in Washington.Adams stated that after election day, they were no longer campaigning but governing. I am in the campaign season. I will need to demonstrate the differences in philosophy between the candidates. Then January 1, when I govern, it's all about making sure everyone is at the table.Adams, a former officer in police, won a close primary on June due to his message of increased public security. Due to the overwhelming number of registered Democrats in the area, Adams will face Curtis Sliwa. However, he is expected to win.Adams was invited by Rep. Jerry Nadler to meet with New York Democrats including Senators. Chuck Schumer, Kirsten GillibrandAfter the New York Post reported that Adams had attended a fundraiser hosted this week by Republicans, Adams said Wednesday that he was running to stop a movement specifically referring to the Democratic Socialists of America.I am no longer running against candidates. I am running against a movement. The DSA socialists in all 50 states are mobilising to stop Eric Adams' statements, which the Brooklyn borough president said.Adams has not hesitated to criticize parts of the progressive agenda he feels are wrong-headed and unpopular, including the attempt to defund police and abolish jails in the face of a rising crime rate in New York City. Adams also reached out to the city's upper crust. This is a sharp departure from Mayor Bill de Blasio's political rhetoric that was more hostile to the richest New Yorkers.He and the other attendees of the meeting presented a united front in an effort to lift the city from its Covid-era ruts.Rep. Jamaal (D-N.Y.), who defeated long-serving Rep. Eliot Engel last ye, ran on a strongly left platform and said that it was a great first meeting with the Democratic nominee. He stated that the focus of the meeting was on their common concern for the city's most vulnerable rather than intra-party differences between the various Democrats.It's not about ideology, party, or all that nonsense. Bowman, who was leaving the meeting with Nydia Velzquez and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio­Cortez, said that we ain't talking about it.Ocasio-Cortez is considered a symbol of democratic socialists and did not answer questions.Rep. Ritchie Torres, D-N.Y., said Adams message was well received by all members. The candidate was also open about the need to support Washington.We were all professionals, and we all kept our eyes on what was important, which was securing resources for New York City. Torres, who was one of Andrew Yang's most prominent supporters, stated that they were all professional and all had the same goal. Everything else is secondary.According to Rep. Gregory Meeks, Adams shared his story about how his mother's death led to him reconnecting with his sister and solidifying that relationship.He stated that he would like to start at ground zero and work with all of us for the good of New York City, Meeks (D.N.Y.). He stated that his success depends on our success and how we work together in this regard.Adams stated that the meeting had been a success because it focused on issues such as gun violence prevention and increased community funding. Adams also highlighted that there was an increase in Federal investment in NYCHA, expanding eligibility for affordable housing subsidies, quality child care, climate change mitigation, and good jobs for New Yorkers.Many attendees stated that other areas of policy included the repealing of the state and local tax deductions and the need to reimburse FEMA for Covid-related expenses incurred at the city's public hospitals.Rep. Sean Maloney (D.N.Y.), who is more centrist than Adams, suggested that the success of the Brooklyn borough president in June could translate to other Democrats facing a critical midterm election next.Eric Adams has proven that he is a great vote-getter, and a huge asset to the Democratic Party. Maloney stated to reporters that Eric Adams is a rock upon which I can build my church.De Blasio tried and failed to create a national platform for himself, his fellow candidates, and others. Adams recently stated that he should be a role model for Democrats nationwide.Maloney stated that Adams is a busy man but that he would take all the time he has.Nicole Malliotakis (the only Republican in the city's congressional delegation) was not invited.